Microchip Technology recently introduced their PIC24F KM family of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers. The PIC24F KM MCUs feature up to 16 KB Flash, 2 KB RAM and 512B EEPROM. The new MCU family is available now. Prices start at $1.77 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The Microchip microcontrollers are ideal for cost-sensitive automotive, consumer, medical and industrial applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC12LF1552 PIC microcontroller. It features hardware I2C support, four channel 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and hardware Capacitive Voltage Divider (CVD) support for capacitive touch sensing. The PIC12LF1552 is the newest member of the PIC12/16F15XX 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family. The Microchip PIC12LF1552 MCU is offered in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC, MSOP and 2x3x0.5 mm UDFN packages. It is available now for sampling and volume production.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16F1512/13 8-bit eXtreme low Power (XLP) Enhanced Midrange Core PIC microcontrollers. The PIC16F1512 and PIC16F1513 are available now for sampling and volume production in 28-pin SSOP, SOIC, SPDIP and 4 x 4 x 0.5 mm UQFN packages. Prices start at $0.58 each in high-volume quantities. The general-purpose MCUs are ideal for appliance, medical, consumer and automotive applications.
Microchip Technology launched the PIC16F145X, PIC18F2X/4XK50 and PIC18F97J94 microcontrollers. The new MCU families consist of 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. The devices feature internal clock sources with the 0.25% clock accuracy necessary for USB communication, which saves up to $0.15 by eliminating the need for an external crystal. In addition, all three families are eXtreme Low Power compliant, with power consumption down to 35 µA/MHz Active and 20 nA in Sleep mode.
congatec AG introduced the conga-TS67 COM Express Basic module. The conga-TS67 is available in the second-generation low-power Intel Core processors — from the Intel Celeron 807UE processor (1M Cache, 1.0 GHz) with only 10 Watt TDP to the Intel Core i7 2610UE dual core processor (4M Cache, 1.50 GHz) with 17 Watt TDP. The congatec COM Express Basic module is ideal for gaming, medical technology, automation and digital signage applications. The conga-TS67 is available now. Prices start at $500 US.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC24F GA3 family of eXtreme Low Power (XLP) microcontrollers. The PIC24F GA3 devices feature the industry’s lowest active current for 16-bit Flash MCUs, new low-power sleep modes, 150 microamperes/MHz active current, six DMA channels, and VBAT for battery backup of the on-chip Real-Time Clock Calendar. The Microchip PIC24F GA3 is priced at less than $1.99. The microcontrollers are ideal for consumer (thermostats, door locks, home automation), industrial (security, wired and wireless sensors, industrial controls), medical (portable medical devices, diagnostic equipment), and metering (e-Meters, energy monitoring, gas/water/heat meters, automated meter reading) applications.
Microchip Technology introduced their PIC16F1516/7/8/9 and PIC16F1526/7 (PIC16F15XX) microcontrollers. The PIC16F(LF)1516 and PIC16F(LF)1518 MCUs are available in 28-pin SOIC, SPDIP, SSOP and 4 mm x 4 mm UQFN packages. The PIC16F(LF)1517 and PIC16F(LF)1519 MCUs are available in 40- and 44-pin PDIP, 10 mm x 10 mm TQFP and 5 mm x 5 mm UQFN packages. The PIC16F(LF)1526 and PIC16F(LF)1527 MCUs are available in 64-pin 9 mm x 9 mm QFN and 10 mm x 10 mm TQFP packages. Volume pricing starts at $0.68 each for the 28-pin parts.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721 microcontrollers. The 20-pin MCUs feature low power consumption, up to 7 KB of self-write Flash program memory, a temperature-indicator module, an 8-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), a capture/compare PWM module, I2C, SPI and AUSART. The PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721 microcontrollers are available now in a 20-pin, 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package. PIC16F(LF)720/1 MCUs are also available as 20-pin PDIP, SOIC and SSOP packages. The Microchip devices are ideal for appliances (blenders, refrigerators, dishwashers), electronic, (TV remote controls, toys, phones, set-top boxes), industrial (digital water heaters, security systems, humidity sensors), and automotive (remote lock systems, power seats, level sensors, lighting control) applications.
Microchip Technology and Powercast introduced the Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. The kit features a 3-watt Powercaster transmitter power source, two P2110 Powerharvester receiver evaluation boards, two custom-designed wireless sensor boards, the XLP 16-bit Development Board pre-loaded with jointly developed application software, and an IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver. The included transmitter can wirelessly power sensor devices from more than 40 feet away. The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors is available now for $1250.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the ACR301 CompactPCI single board computer. The rugged 3U SBC is based on Intel’s latest Atom E6XX processor (codenamed Tunnel Creek). The Atom E6XX integrates both 3D graphics and memory controller. The ACR301 single board computer supports VxWorks, Linux and Windows. Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) is also included. The GE ACR301 is ideal for embedded systems, military, aerospace, and industrial applications.